Dick Whittington’s making his way to Wath’s Montgomery Hall

By Gareth Dennison | 10/11/2017

Dick Whittington’s making his way to Wath’s Montgomery Hall
Dave Austin as Agent Arthur with other cast members in Robin Hood, 2016

A COMMUNITY theatre company is promising a fun and affordable night of entertainment with this year’s panto at the refurbished Montgomery Hall.

Tin Pot Theatre presents Dick Whittington — the group’s sixth pantomime — at the Wath venue from December 18 to 24.

Director Jamie Utley said: “Montgomery Hall is a great venue for our panto. We’re very much a community theatre group and the work we create always has our community in mind. 

“We’re really proud of how our show has grown and the magnificent support we’ve received each year. 

“This is particularly exciting as Montgomery Hall has gone under a bit of a transformation and is looking better than ever.”

New flooring and stage layout at the venue will aim to provide a more authentic theatre experience.

Regular attendees of the panto will also notice changes to the cast this year after several members passed A-levels in the summer and have headed off to uni or started apprenticeships.

“However, this has simply allowed new talent to shine through and Dick Whittington has proved the perfect panto for the returning, and new, cast,” said founding director Suzy Dix.

“Tin Pot Theatre has always championed local talent, giving adults, children, young people and those with learning difficulties a chance to perform, regardless of background, financial circumstances or ability.”

Tickets for one night of the run sold out within 48 hours after going on sale. Jamie said: “This is a remarkable achievement for both Tin Pot Theatre and Montgomery Hall. 

“It’s testament to a great little community partnership. The Rotherham Parents Forum have already made a huge group booking, this is the third year they’ll be coming, and it really emphasises what a community event our panto has become.”

Tickets are £8 for adults, £7 for children, £6.50 for groups of ten or more and a family ticket is available for £26. To find out more and book, visit www.ticketsource.co.uk/tinpottheatre, call 0333 666 3366 or pop into the venue.